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This spread in Numero magazine is a headscratcher. Why did they hire a white model and cover her in brown makeup instead of just hiring a brown-skinned model? Or is she supposed to be a white woman in Africa who is, for some reason, Tanning Mom-level tan? Numero likely knew that photographing a 16-year-old white… READ MORE »


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Usually in advertising we see Photoshop used in ways that are objectionable for the statement they make about women’s body size and skin color: airbrushing is used to slim down thighs, arms and tummies or to lighten skin. But in a photo of Karlie Kloss for Numéro magazine, we see another side of airbrushing —… READ MORE »


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It’s hard to know what exactly is going on in this editorial from Numero #117. Model Constance Jablonski, who appears to be white, cavorts about in a series of Afro wigs while pushing an African-American child around in a stroller. In several photos, the model’s skin appears to have been lightly darkened. What do you… READ MORE »